The blazer has long been an indispensable piece of any well-rounded wardrobe. We love it for many reasons, but mostly for its versatility. Take it to work, drape it over a cocktail dress, add it to jeans and a tee, belt it over a maxi… the possibilities are endless, and they’re all winners.

This season, the further the blazer breaks away from it’s traditionally tailored cuts, the more it cements it’s place as a key item in your capsule wardrobe. And, like your denims, shirts and knits, the more styles the better.

The biggest update for the classic blazer recently has been it’s sex appeal – if you haven’t already noticed, you’d better start paying close attention to just how incredibly sexy the blazer has become. It’s also all about the variation sleeve. Off the shoulder, bulging bell and slit-winged sleeves are on trend. And the variety doesn’t end there, with an array of textures making waves, as well as tied-up styles, long tuxedo cuts and even PJ-styls all on this year’s list.

We’ve found 16 styles to satisfy every sartorial style – dress them up, dress them down or (if you dare) add a lace bra and wear it on it’s own. Enjoy!

By Talia Liolios